CRAVEN CHAMPIONS SHOW - TUESDAY 16TH & WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2016

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle inc Craven Champions Show. Forward: 680 head of cattle Comprising: 195 Young Feeding Bulls, 469 Bullocks & Heifers, 2 Feeding Cows & 14 Breeding Cattle.






Show report (Tuesday Evening)

2016 was the first year of a new format for The Craven Champions Show & Sale of Cattle with the prize show being held on the evening before sale. There were 48 head present for showing and judging was undertaken by Mr Robin Williamson of Hamsterley near Bishop Auckland, a successful producer of show cattle himself. With 10 classes to judge, his choice as supreme champion calf was the first prize British Blue cross Bullock consigned by The Walker Family of Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, a farm which lie’s high in the hills above the Hodder Valley. The family who are regular consignors at the mart with their Store Cattle, Mule Gimmer Lambs and Swaledale draft Ewes retained the Jack Walker Trophy which the family gave to the sale for the first time in 2014. At Wednesday’s sale the bullock went on to make the highest price in sale when attracting bids from several interested parties, before being sold to Michael Wynne and his daughter Ellie from Matlock for £2,700. The Walker Family also had reserve champion male with a super dark blue and white bullock which was bought by Matt Keel for £1500, and reserve champion female with a chocolate coloured British Blue sired heifer that Rob Walker won with in the young handlers class purchased by The Shorrock of Cliviger for £1,800. Stepping up to the Female Championship with a homebred dark red Limousin cross heifer was Jonathan and Adam Townley of Clapham which had stood first in the un-haltered heifer class and this found a new home with The Jowett family of Queensbury. (A full list of results and prices below) Other leading prices on the day were £2,600 and £2,000 for the second and third prize British Blue Heifers from the Walker family whose run of 7 cattle averaged a wonderful £1,915, whilst Sheila Mason of Keasden Head at Clapham made £1,850 of a smart but young Blue heifer that didn’t win a ticket in the pre sale show

The Craven Champions show was included in the regular fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding Cattle for which another large show of 680 head were forward for sale. Young bulls were varied in quality but a strong list of prices either side of £1,100 for the smart and strong stuff could be produced. In the store section, outwith the show, commercial cattle were good to sell, with some of the shorter keep cattle showing a rise on the fortnight, whilst cattle rising a year old were keenly contested by a very busy ringside of buyers. The average price today for 469 Bullocks & Heifers was £1014.22



Class 1 – Bullock Any breed Un-haltered

1st  JC Walker & Son Lot 444 selling for £1500 M Keel

2nd H Harvey & Son Lot 505 selling for £1240 Thompson Bros

3rd H Harvery & Son Lot 504 selling for £1050 M Thuey

 

Class 2 – Heifer Any breed Un-haltered

1st E&M Townley Lot 379 selling for £1550 S&NV Jowett

2nd JC Walker & Son lot 446 selling for £1550 D&CE Marston

3rd H Harvey & Son Lot 507 selling for £1200 Thompson Bros

 

Class 3 – Limousin Bullock

1st J Midgley Lot 484 selling for £1180 P&BH Hodgson

2nd Mellin & Cropper Lot 486 selling for £1150 Thompson Bros

3rd H Harvey & Son Lot 508 selling for £1350 JR Metcalfe

 

Class 4 – Limousin Heifer

1st E&M Townley Lot 381 selling for £1400 IK&AM Grisedale

2nd H Harvey & Son Lot 510 selling for £1080 J&JE Bradley

3rd Mellin & Cropper Lot 487 selling for £1000 D Nickson

 

Class 5 – Brit Blue Bullock

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 447 selling for £2700 M Wynne

2nd BL&R Lund Lot 539 selling for £1200 I Swales

3rd H Harvey & Son Lot 511 selling for £1080 Sedgwick

 

Class 6 – Brit Blue Heifer

1st Mellin & Cropper Lot 488 selling for £1300 M Wynne

2nd JC Walker & Son Lot 449 selling for £2000 S&RE Williamson

3rd JC Walker & Son Lot 448 selling for £2600 D&CE Marston

 

Class 9 – AOB Bullock or Heifer

1st MR Ewbank Lot 519 selling for £1120 M Wynne

2nd K&GJ Huck Lot 455 selling for £1180 S&NV Jowett

3rd BL&R Lund Lot 541 selling for £1020 TJ Curson

 

Class 10 – Young Handlers

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 450 selling for £1800 J Shorrock

2nd S&T Fawcett Lot 340 selling for £1300 M Wynne

3rd BL&R Lund Lot 542 Unsold

 

Male Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 447

Male Reserve – JC Walker & Son Lot 444

 

Female Champion – E&M Townley Lot 379

Female Reserve – JC Walker & Son Lot 450

 

Overall Supreme Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 447

Overall Reserve Champion – E&M Townley Lot 379

 

 

 

NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH 2016.

700 HEAD comprising 200 Young Bulls and 500 Bullocks and Heifers

Entries to Mart Office by Wednesday 24th February

 

 

Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £919,

 

Charollais x (Av £1011)

£1040 £1030x5 £970 D Pawson; £930 J&AJ Coates;

Limousin x (Av £918)

£1180 JW Stockdale; £1180 A Knowles; £1160 J Nelson & Son; £1150 £1130x2 JM Townsend; £1140 WH&MA Keighley; £1130x2 JT Robinson;

Brit Blue x (Av £936)

£1240 £1200 £1120 £1100 WH&MA Keighley; £1160 £1140 £1090 EW&JR Parkinson; £1140 JM Townsend; £1110 S&T Fawcett; £1090KA&HL Fawcett;

Blonde (Av £867)

£1140 £890 x2 Roger Wood; £1050 £1010 £100 £990 Saddle End Farms; £970 JE Cowperthwaite; £880x2 JH Throup;

 

Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 3 Char x @ £1030 D Pawson

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim @ £750 A Priestley

 

Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1062, Native average £890

Charollais x (Av £1032)

£1210x2 W King; £1115 E&AM Simpson; £1100x3 AC Ward; £1050x4 JA Throup; £1010 TE Walker;

Limousin x (Av £1052)

£1360 R Gray; £1350 £1240 £1220 H Harvey & Son; £1270 A&M Brennand; £1250x4 £1220 W King;

Brit Blue x (Av £1095)

£2700 £1500 JC Walker & Son; £1270 A Fawcett; £1200 BL&R Lund; £1200 £1160 H Harvey & Son; £1195 K&J Marshall; £1175 A&AR Phillipson;   

Ab Angus (Av £879)

£1020 £985 KM&L Throup; £1015x3 E Pennock & Son; £835 DA Ogden;

Simmental (Av £1205)

£1205x4 A Fawcett;

Hereford (Av £918)

£1210 A Fawcett; £940 TH Mellin; £900 £760x2 JH&J Ryder;

Black & White (Av £866)

£900x3 £895x4 £770x2 B&LN Dibb; £845 A Knowles;

 

Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 4 Lim @ £1250 W King

(£10 Prize)  4 Sim @ £1205 A Fawcett

 

 

Store Heifers – Continental x average £1003, Native average £987

Charollais x (Av £1009)

£1200 £1110 A Fawcett; £1140 £1070 JE Mawer; £1115x2 £1070 W King; £1025 E&AM Simpson;

Limousin x (Av £949)

£1550 £1400 E&M Townley;

Brit Blue x (Av £1077)

£2600 £2000 £1800 £1550 JC Walker & Son; £1850 JH&SM Mason; £1380 GW Wallbank; £1340 J Nelson & Son; £1320 £1310 D Broadbent; £1300 JA Mellin; £1300 S&T Fawcett;   

Ab Angus (Av £950)

£1010 TH&A Pickard; £920x2 E Pennock & Son;

Simmental (Av £1022)

£1190 A Fawcett; £1100 £1080 £970x3 £875 R Holroyd;  

Blonde (Av £913)

£1180 £1120 K&GJ Huck; £1140 K&J Marshall; £1140 D Broadbent; £1120 MR Ewbank; £1000 S&T Fawcett;

 

Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) 4 x Lim x @ £1150 W King

(£10 Prize) 5 x Lim x @ £1070 W King

 

Breeding Cattle

 

Lim Hfr with Lim Calf                       to £2250

Brit Blue Hfr with Lim Calf             to £1700

Lim Cow Incalf                                   to £1060

Brit Blue Hfr Incalf                            to £1280